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IRA paramilitary privilege trumps victims’ lives in brazen show of utter contempt

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Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald (left) and Michelle O’Neill at Bobby Storey’s funeral. Photo: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald (left) and Michelle O’Neill at Bobby Storey’s funeral. Photo: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald (left) and Michelle O’Neill at Bobby Storey’s funeral. Photo: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Victims' Lives Matter? Seemingly not, judging by this week's display of contempt for the rules and for reality. The funeral of Bobby Storey - just the latest stark example of paramilitary privilege.

Rules don't apply to those who feel themselves on a higher rung of societal importance than the rest of us. So no thought there for the victims of Covid. Or of conflict.

The PIRA to which Bobby Storey belonged was a terrorist outfit that murdered hundreds of men, women and children and maimed many thousands more.